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Systematic Methods for Literature Reviews: SRM - Books/Articles & More

Books with focus on systematic methods

Assembling The Pieces Of A Systematic Review : A Guide for Librarians - edited by Margaret J. Foster, Sarah T. Jewell
Call number: Electronic Book.
Finding and Evaluating Evidence : Systematic Reviews and Evidence-Based Practice - Denise E. Bronson, Tamara S. Davis 
Call Number: Electronic Book
Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care - Helen Aveyard
Call Number: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9780335238859

Health Sciences Literature Review Made Easy  - Judith Garrard

Call Number: R 118.6 .G37 2007
ISBN: 0763740047

Conducting Research Literature Reviews - Arlene Fink
Call Number: Q 180.55.M4 F56 2010
ISBN: 9781412971898

Research Synthesis and Meta-analysis : A Step-By-Step Approach - Harris Cooper
Several copies.

Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review - Andrew Booth; Diana Papaioannou; Anthea Sutton
Call Number: Reference Collection LB 1047.3 .B66 2012
ISBN: 9780857021359

Doing Your Literature Review - Jill Jesson; Lydia Matheson; Fiona M. Lacey
Call Number: H 62 .J44 2011
ISBN: 9781848601543

Systematic Reviews in the Social Sciences : A Practical Guide - Mark Petticrew and Helen Roberts
Call Number: H62 .P457 2006

Systematic Synthesis of Qualitative Research - Michael Saini; Aron Shlonsky
Call Number: HV 11 .S266 2012
ISBN: 9780195387216

A selection of Articles


A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies Grant, MJ.; Booth, A. “A typology of reviews: an analysis of 14 review types and associated methodologies.” Health Information & Libraries Journal, v. 26 issue 2, 2009, p. 91-108.

The art and science of knowledge synthesis. Tricco, AC.; Tetzlaff, J.; Moher, D. “The art and science of knowledge synthesis.” Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, v. 64 issue 1, 2011, p. 11-20.

A structured approach to documenting a search strategy for publication: A 12-step guideline for authors. Kable, A. H., Pich, J., and Maslin-Prothero, S, "A structured approach to documenting a search strategy for publication: A 12-step guideline for authors." Nurse Education Today, v. 32, p. 878-886.

Narrowing the focus and broadening horizons: Complementary roles for systematic and nonsystematic reviews. Advances in Health Sciences Education. October 2008, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 391-395

Undertaking a Structured Literature Review or Structuring a Literature Review: Tales from the Field. Andrew Armitage and Diane Keeble-Allen, Anglia Ruskin University, Essex, UK

Clarifying differences between review designs and methods. Gough, D., Thomas, J., & Oliver, S.  Systematic Reviews, 1(1), 28. doi:10.1186/2046-4053-1-28

Methods for documenting systematic review searches: a discussion of common issues. Rader, T., Mann, M., Stansfield, C., Cooper, C., & Sampson, M. (2014). Research Synthesis Methods, 5(2), 98–115.

Manuals, guidance and standards

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination - Site with links to guidance for systematic reviews

Cochrane Collaboration - Site with link to Handbook on systmatic reviews.

Campbell Collaboration - Site with link to Manual on searching 

The Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences. Site with their Standards for Systematic Reviews  See pdf link below for outline listing of IoM standards.